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BCCI invites applications for new India head coach; Kumble to face the axe?
25.05.17 - TEAM PT
BCCI invites applications for new India head coach; Kumble to face the axe?



The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced Thursday that it will begin the process for new applicants for the position of head coach of the Indians men's cricket team, with Anil Kumble a direct entrant into the process by virtue of being the current coach.
 
Kumble's tenure expires following the conclusion of the ICC Champions Trophy - where India will hope to defend the title they won in 2013 under MS Dhoni - which runs from June 1 to 18. According to reports, the board is apparently miffed with Kumble's demand for a massive hike in central contracts for players and his own salary. Anil Kumble will have to go through a "fair and completely transparent process" of selection of India's coach if he is continue in his current role after the Champions Trophy.
 
The Indian cricket board also stated that a member of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) will oversee the hiring process for the national team head coach, which is set to be carried out by the Cricket Advisory Committee, comprising former Team India greats Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and VVS Laxman.

According to the BCCI release, the trio of former India batsmen "will conduct interviews and seek presentations to select the best possible candidate to guide the team and take Indian cricket forward.”
 
While certain media reports have suggested that the BCCI may not be too happy with Kumble, the 46-year-old has had a successful stint with Team India, leading them to the summit of the ICC Test rankings with series victories against the West Indies (overseas), New Zealand, England, Bangladesh, and Australia.
 
Kumble, a former Indian Test captain and the country's most successful bowler, was named India coach on June 23, 2016 for a one-year period that started with India's four-Test tour of the West Indies last July. It was the first coaching role for India's greatest match-winner and something of a surprise given that he had no prior coaching experience at international or first-class level, which was one of the BCCI's criteria for applicants.

The 46-year-old was the last of the high-profile applicants to throw his name into the hat at the time and, given his gigantic reputation and cricketing pedigree, this sudden development threw the BCCI's hiring process for Indian's coach into something of a tizzy.

Kumble has been outspoken about giving a pay hike to the players and the coaches (including himself). Recently, Kumble’s former Team India spin-twin Harbhajan Singh wrote to the India coach, to bring to his attention the plight of the cricketers who take part in the Ranji Trophy.

Some reports also suggest that BCCI may be looking at a bigger role for Kumble, not unlike the Director of Cricket role being performed by former England captain Andrew Strauss for the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).




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India's Jhulan Goswami makes history, becomes highest ODI wicket-taker in women's cricket
09.05.17 - team pt
India's Jhulan Goswami makes history, becomes highest ODI wicket-taker in women's cricket



Former Indian women's cricket captain Jhulan Goswami has become the leading wicket-taker in Women's One-Day Internationals going past Australian Cathryn Fitzpatrick record of 180 wickets on Tuesday.
 
Goswami came into the game just two wickets short of former Australian pacer Cathryn Fitzpatrick’s record [180] and the Indian pacer’s brilliant bowling spell of 3-20 means that she is at the top of the list now.
 
Goswami, playing her 153rd ODI against South Africa Women during the ongoing Women`s Quadrangular Series in South Africa on Tuesday, took three wickets to take her career tally to 181 wickets.Fitzpatrick, who had taken 180 wickets in 109 matches, had retired in 2007.
 
On the back of Goswami and Shikha Pandey picking up three wickets each, India managed to beat South Africa by seven wickets after bowling out the hosts for just 119.
Since making her ODI debut in 2002, Goswami has been a cornerstone of the Indian cricket team. Her 181 wickets have come from 153 ODIs at an average of 21.76, with two five-wicket hauls to her name.
 
With 271 International wickets (Tests, ODIs and T20I), Goswami is the all-time leading wicket-taker in women's cricket. After winning the ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year 2007 she captained India. She was conferred with the Arjuna Award in 2010, and the Padma Shri two years later.
 
Born in a village in Nadia district of West Bengal, Goswami grew up as a fan of football. Her first tryst with cricket was when she watched the 1992 Cricket World Cup on TV and five years later she was enthralled by watching Belinda Clarke's victory lap after Australia vs New Zealand 1997 Women's World Cup final live at the stadium.
 
In 2007, she won ICC Women`s Cricketer of the Year award, followed by Arjuna Award in 2010 and two years later she won the prestigious Padma Shri.Currently, she ranks second in ODI Rankings for Bowlers.




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